Humanity in Action Fellowship


Deadline

January

Overview

The Humanity in Action Fellowship program brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. 

Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

Benefits

Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of airfare to participate in the program. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for all Fellows with documented need. Although Humanity in Action provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $500 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.

As a requirement of participation, Fellows are obligated to conduct a hands-on outreach initiative—an “Action Project”—in their home communities. The initiative should reflect the Humanity in Action Fellowship experience. Upon successful completion, Fellows are invited to become Senior Fellows and to join the global Humanity in Action community.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) or recent graduates. For this Fellowship, we define recent graduates as individuals from the undergraduate classes of the two most previous years prior to the year of the fellowship a student is applying for and attended at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States. Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Non-US citizen studying at a university in the United States, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the US office.

Applicants may not apply to a program in a specific country and cannot choose their city of participation.

Application process

Applications are available in mid-September and the due date is mid-January.

The selection process involves two phases. In the first phase, a panel of Humanity in Action Board members and Senior Fellows reads all applications and selects a pool of finalists for further review by a Selection Committee. During the second phase, the Selection Committee reads and evaluates all finalist applications, and one of its members interviews each finalist. The final selections are based on this second reading and the interview.

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Purpose

  • Leadership Development
  • Summer Opportunities

Focus

  • International Affairs
  • National Security
  • Public Policy
  • Public Service

Eligible applicants

  • First-year Undergrads
  • Second-year Undergrads
  • Third-year Undergrads
  • Undergraduate Alumni

Citizenship status

  • US Citizen
  • US Permanent Resident
  • DACA/Dreamer
  • International Student (non-US citizen)

For more information

Humanity in Action Fellowships